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leon panetta. >> the second best valentine's present would be to allow sylvia and i to get the hell out of town. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell life in washington. the national rifle association has now launched a counter offensive against the president's emotional appeal at the state of the union. to put an end to gun violence. in a column published yesterday on a conservative web blog wayne lapierre from the nra announced a four-year communications and resistance movement, his words, to block what he calls a siege from the enemies of the second amendment. in washington to hear the president's appeal we'll be talking to mark kelly moments from now, but, first, to that breaking muse out of south africa rsh olympic sprinter oscar pistorius made sporting history by becoming the first track athlete double amputee to compete in the games, but today the blade runner as he is known, is charged with murder after his girlfriend was fatally shot in his home in pretoria, south africa. joining me -- for rock center. mary, this is -- this could not be more shocking. tell us what we know about the
know, when did he know it, and did he go to bed while leon panetta was up all night? that just seems so extraneous. it's just using chuck hagel as hostage for the lerchlg because wasn't even around during benghazi. >> it certainly seems -- andrea, i guess i'm skeptical of the idea that in the week's time they really need time to review what chuck hagel has said in the past, his speeches. he know chuck hagel has said controversial things about iran and we know he has said controversial things about homo sexuality that he has since apologized for. this delay seems to me maybe i'm being too cynical and political that that's kind of my thing, but this delay seems to be about the opponents of chuck hagel who do not think he is suited to be secretary of defense want one more week to see if there is anything that comes out that can be disqualifying for him. if there isn't -- if you are hagel, you never want to be twisting in the wind for another week while you kind of sit silently and europe independents do everything they can to kind of find something disqualifying? >> susan rice, the nominee
so much. appreciate it. >>> defense secretary leon panetta was supposed to be the former secretary today but because of the republicans are blocking the nomination of chuck hagel, panetta is still on the job. the latest coming up. stop! stop! stop! come back here! humans -- we are beautifully imperfect creatures living in an imperfect world. that's why liberty mutual insurance has your back with great ideas like our optional better car replacement. if your car is totaled, we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. call... and ask one of our insurance experts about it today. hello?! we believe our customers do their best out there in the world, and we do everything we can to be there for them when they need us. [car alarm blaring] call now and also ask about our 24/7 support and service. call... and lock in your rate for 12 months today. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? [ male announcer ] engine light on? come to meineke now for a free code scan read and you'll say...my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> today was supposed to be chuck hagel's fi
. >> today was supposed to be leon panetta's last day as secretary of defense. >> he is staying on the job longer. tara mergener has more. >> good morning. the vote to advance chuck hagel's nomination fell short yesterday. it could be another 10 days before a new secretary of defense takes the helm. >> on this vote, the yeas are 58. >> the senate did not meet the threshold to move the nomination to a final vote. >> this is a high school, 24 a football game. we are trying to confirm somebody to run the defenses of this country. >> after two days of nomination on the floor, the republicans have information to seek, they should be allowed to do that. >> republicans are holding up the process. they want more details about the diplomatic mission in benghazi. >> i believe senators have the right to have those questions answered. >> critics say the administration has not been forthcoming. president obama says republicans are playing politics with national security. >> i need a secretary of defense who is coordinating with our allies to make sure our troops are getting the kind of mission they des
, leon panetta. yesterday was supposed to be his last day on the job. he says he's looking forward to coming back to monterey to take care of his ranch. >> yeah. >>> a lot of people are off. they don't have to work like you and i. it's presidents day. you are still watching the commute. >> that's right. i'm gonna be here on monday, too. >> i know you will be here, too. it will be the same even better on monday. some people don't have to go to work. some people will. we're looking at the commute on some of the major freeways. there are people out there, westbound on 80 as you drive out to the macarthur maze. no major problems. but it's not as busy as it normally is. looking at the bay bridge toll plaza, that's lighter. there is a little bit of a delay. we don't even bother with the traffic time. 101 northbound at 37 they are clearing a crash there with a little bit of slow traffic, southbound 101 in that area. 7:08. let's go to steve. >>> mostly clear skies. there's just a few little hints of some fog. it will get chewed up fast. cool to cold lows, he really mild. there's some locat
leon panetta. boy, a blistering attack against congress. can't wait to talk to jane about that. also, john mccain's changing his tune. we praised him yesterday. so he had to reverse course, i guess. so now he's talking about possibly delaying chuck hagel's nomination. and also wayne lapierre. this is very important. because if you look at the profiles of all the people that committed these mass murders in newtown and aurora and across -- virginia tech, they are all hispanic drug gang leaders. and that's exactly what wayne lapierre said in an op-ed that americans need to buy guns because those latin americans are coming to america, and they're going to kill you people. this is who a lot of republicans in congress are thinking about falling off -- don't do it. don't hurt our party anymore. let wayne lapierre go wherever he wants to go. he's going to destroy the party. we're going to talk about the crazy op-ed has horrible for our party's image, horrible for the conservative movement's image, goes against everything ronald reagan stood for. we'll talk about that in a minute. first, brea
? this was supposed to be panetta's last day on the job but he said he'll stick around until a new secretary jof defene is picked. >>> prosecutors in south africa say it was premeditated and more serious charges are coming. the track star known as the blade runner openly cried in court this morning and emma hurd was in court. >> reporter: oscar pistorius broke down in tears, his father trying to comfort him. they've brought in their top prosecutors to handle this case. it's setting the stage for real courtroom drama here. it was a return to the global stage for all the wrong reasons. the world famous athlete before a south african court charged with murdering his supermodel girlfriend. reeva steenkamp was shot allegedly by oscar pistorius. it looked like a valentine's day gone wrong but something more sinister. they're now obsessed with the south africa golden boy. the secure gated compound in pretoria where pistorius lives is protected. michael sokolove, a writer for "the new york times" received a surprising invite during his time,er er. ing a story in 2012. >> he said, hey do, you want go to
. >> democrats on their talking point list, as leon panetta won't be manning the ship and the country will be without a defense secretary. that's not true. >> no, that isn't true. the white house pulled back on that. maybe they were going to do that but that wasn't a good idea. he's not happy about it. leon panetta, who thought he would get on plane the end of this week and fly back to the monterey peninsula in california, instead will stay on the job and go overseas to a secretary defense minister meeting in europe. so another week on the job. he compared it to groundhog day. >> chris, would you stick with me for breaking news? i want to get your perspective. we're looking now -- i think you can see it there at our d.c. bureau, that's where the president will make remarks at hyde park academy. he's expected to talk about gun violence and push hard on his initiatives for tougher legislation on guns. chicago is an interesting place to do that. it's got some of the toughest gun laws in the country, yet the murder rate and viciousness in terms of violent crime leads the nation in some ca
defense cuts that continues. the outgoing defense secretary lee leon panetta has a message for everyone involved but does he have any solutions. >> we can't sit here and bitch. we can't sit here and complain. we can't sit here and blame others. martha: well the vatican has just come out and said that the pope actually, when he was on a trip to mexico last year hit his head. they're denying that that accident that we didn't know about before has played any role in the decision that he has made to step down but everyone will kind of take all the context around things that happened last few months and try to figure out what may have prompted this decision. he said he would resign. that happened a couple days ago. the vatican said for the first time that the pope has a pacemaker. batteries were recently replaced. that is fairly standard practice for people with pacemakers. really all of this leads to what will happen next month as the conclave will get together to elect a new pope. and that will happen in mid-march. bill: there is new backlash after comments made by defense secretary leon p
back on that characterization suggesting that leon panetta, the defense secretary, met with general allen just days ago. here is what panetta said yesterday. >> the opportunity to meet with him yesterday. my recommendation to him was, take your time, you know, be with your family. think about what you need to do. i think your country will always fine a way to make use of your great services but you've got to make the decision as to what you want to do in the future. >> reporter: again the pentagon is not confirming that general allen is out and no longer, in the running for that position, or that he is retiring. however, sources that ed henry has spoken to say that the general will be retiring and that he has taken his name out of the nomination process for that four-star position in europe because he worries about a bruising confirmmation process that would bring up these jill kelley e-mails which were, which we were told at the time were inappropriate and, would be embarrassing if he had to be questioned about them. jon? jon: all right. so what happens next? and in leon panetta is
're watching the pentagon this morning. defense secretary leon panetta will be hosting the event on his last day in office. hillary clinton is being honored for her four years as secretary of state during which she traveled more than 1 million miles and visited 1 -- 112 countries. >>> in just hours, the national rifle association will directly respond to president obama's state of the union address. the nra rejects the president's gun control proposal. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, this is all happening as the california congresswoman joins other moms against gun violence today. >> reporter: jackie speier is joining with group moms rising which has more than 1 million members online. speier and members from that group will deliver a petition with 150,000 signatures to lawmakers. that's asking the nra to back off and urging company to boat on the proposals. the nra's vice president and ceo wayne la pierre will directly respond to the president's state of the union address later today in wake of the -- today. in wake of the shooting, the nra is calling for securi
on breaking the fillibuster. the current defense secretary leon panetta who'd been due to leave his post today has said he will stay on until his successor is confirmed. and, at a ceremony honoring for and late today the president said it was unfortunate to have politics intrude while he's still presiding over a war in afghanistan. to help us understand the implications, the politics and what's next, we turn to pentagon reporter mark thompson of "time" magazine. and todd zwillich of public radio international's "the takeaway." welcome ckgelemen,odd, begin with you. decode for us what happened today. i mean, the republicans told harry reid they had the votes to block the nomination-- block consideration of the nomination, yet he forced it to a vote in the amp anyway. why? >> he did. well, there are different imperatives floating around all cornerings of this vote, as there often are in the senate. opposition to senator hagel has mounted before he was even named and almost all of that opposition except for token opposition came from within his own party. building up today-to-today it was a quest
in benghazi. >>> leon panetta minced few words but what is most likely the last press briefing on the job. with the threat of a march 1st sequester looming, he lashed out at congress. he thinks they could be crippling with price cuts. >> oftentimes i feel luke i don't have a full partnership with my former colleagues on the hill in trying to do what's right for this country. we need to find solutions. we can't just sit here and. [ beep ] we can't just sit here and complain. we can't just sit here and blame others. we can't just sit here and point fen finger at each other. we have to solve problems that we're facing. this country is facing real threats in the world. we can't do this alone. we've got to do this with a full partnership of the congress in both houses of the congress. >> that's the way to go out with a beep on your last press conference. >>> republican members of congress from paul ryan to roy blunt predicted the sequester will not ab voided. >>> now an update on that crippled cruise ship whose return home has been anything but triumphant. a power failure left it stranded. nex
left four people dead, including two cops. >>> leon panetta will remain the defense secretary for at least a few more days. republicans in the senate have blocked a vote on chuck hagel's nomination. and since congress is in recess for the president's day holiday, the next time the nomination can be taken up is a week from monday. president obama accused republicans of playing politics. but they deny it. >>> and also, senator frank lautenberg makes it official. he will not run for his current term. he is the oldest member of the senate. he will not seek a sixth term. that eliminates a primary battle between newark, new jersey, mayor, cory booker. he's announced his intent to run for the senate in december. >>> and rahm emanuel is reportedly considering a white house run in 2016. "the daily beast" says imew ema would run if hillary clinton does not. emanuel used to be president obama's chief of staff, in addition to working in the clinton white house, as well. we just had the inauguration. already, the chatter about 2016. >> throwing it in. >> it's always the next election. >> w
@wbaltv.com. >> today was expected to be leon panetta's last day but he is staying on longer. >> tara mergener is here to tell us why. >> it could be another 10 days before a new secretary of defense takes the helm. the senate fell two vote short of advancing chuck hagel's nomination. the senate once more information on the attack in benghazi. the white house accuses republicans of playing politics in wartime. another vote is scheduled for chuck hagel's confirmation. >> is the confirmation expected to happen? >> it actually is, that republicans have concerned about his temperament. republicans will allow a simple vote after the recess. it is looking good at that point for chuck hagel. >> how unusual was yesterday's vote? >> the senate has only rejected nine nominees. 21 were withdrawn. two times have they impose the 60 vote threshold. but never for the present's pick for the defense secretary. >> tara mergener, thank you. >> 5:27. 31 degrees at the airport. >> candidates have until noon today to file. >> a fake rice? the message the star running back is sending out about avoiding the other ray rice. >
. >> it is called the distinguished warfare metal. current defense secretary leon panetta gave his approval earlier this week. >> the head of the nra is firing back at president obama. >> criticizing comments he made during the state of the union address. >> he was talking to-build audience and says the president did not talk about keeping children safe at school. >> are hearing that he is more interested in taking away the rights of americans. >> the president use the state of the union address to make an impassioned plea for tougher gun control in many people in the audience were victims of gun violence. >> we will be back with >> we are back. angelina jokie and brad pitt jumping into the wine business. >> carl ahezua at the details. they are expected to produce red wine later this year. >> the 20 year-old actress told people magazine she is considering marcass sang it is one of the options. >> star peter dinklege will join the cast of exhibition. men. >> the film is set to hit theaters july 2013. >> a lawyer for camkim karsashians estranged husband, chris hunphries wants to end his involvement
party and his own people. people don't forget that. >> leon panetta, outgoing secretary of defense is still secretary of defense and he will stay on until chuck hagel or anybody else is confirmed to replace him, natalie. >> good to know. chuck todd in washington, thanks, chuck. >>> mary thompson is at the new york stock exchange. it looks like warren buffet likes his cheeseburgers. >> and usually with a cherry coke. teaming up with g3 capital. largest ever takeover in the food industry. even though that's not helping the dow it's on track for its first back-to-back weekly declines. >>> tiffany is suing discounter costco for allegedly selling counterfeit engagement rings bearing the tiffany name. that may have a lot of women looking at their left hand this morning. >> that's a big story. mary thompson, thank you. >>> 66-year-old has been charged with money laundering after a decade long gambling spree in which he won about $1 billion but lost even more, leaving her $13 million in the red. she attributes the behavior to a gambling addiction and brain tumor diagnosed in 2011. o'connor
panetta will still be the defense secretary, at least for a few more days. republicans in the senate have blocked a vote on chuck hagel's nomination. and since congress is in recess for the president's day holiday, the next time the nomination can be taken up is a week from monday. president obama accused republicans of simply playing politics, charges they deny. >>> also one more political note. the oldest lawmaker in the senate has announced he will not run again. new jersey's frank lautenberg turned 89 last month. the last world war ii veteran serving in the senate. he faced a likely challenge from the my your of newark, new jersey, cory booker. the senator has been a staunch advocate of gun control and a big champion of the amtrak rail system. >>> another lawmaker in the news. congressman steve cohen says the young woman he was tweeting with during today's state of the union address was his secret daughter. he said he only discovered her existence three years ago after receiving a tweet from her. he said he was overwhelmed with joy that she actually wanted him in his life. initially,
panetta will have to wait a little bit longer to retire. >>> and coming up, a virginia couple is looking forward to an early retirement after cashing in a winning powerball ticket. >> yeah. so how do they plan to spend the money? we're going to hear from that lucky couple coming up next.  it's my coffee when i want it. you press a button, you have great dunkin' coffee. i got my coffee for the morning, i got my dunkin' k-cup packs for the rest of the day. only available at dunkin' donuts restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. >>> welcome back. a fredricksburg man and his wife were likely smiling through their 80-mile commute to work this morning. >> just a few more trips and then they will never have to do it again. dave honeywell has cashed in his winning powerball ticket for $217 million. it was a $217 million check. he purchased the ticket at richmond international airport on super bowl sunday before leaving for a business trip. it was a tense flight back home after he realized he had the winning numbers. >> in minneapolis, i actually found this wallet that you put on your ar
defense secretary leon panetta wants to honor the people who operate unmanned aircraft. >> i'm pleased to announce that i formally approved the establishment of a new distinguished warfare medal that provides department-wide recognition for the extraordinary achievements that directly impact on combat operations but that do not involve acts of valor or physical risk that combat entails. >> keep in mind the drone medal could outrank the bronze star which is awarded for specific heroic acts performed under fire in combat. the question s drone warfare worthy of a medal of vor, roland? >> you're sitting in an air conditioned room and a joy stick and sort of playing a video game, if you will. it's life and death. there's no way in the world that should outrank somebody who exhibits heroism on the battlefield. that to me is crazy. i understand if you want to give an award, a citation but there's no comparison between the two, it should not outrank the bronze star. >> will? >> there's the issue, right, should it outrank the bronze star. we should acknowledge the changing nature of warfare, th
leon panetta. he will remain on the job for defense secretary a little while longer. senate republicans have there aed a vote on chuck hagel to replace him for another ten days, using an unprecedented filibuster. unprecedented for defense nominee. president obama says they are putting politics ahead of national security. >> i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan and need a secretary of defense who is coordinating with allies to make sure our troops are getting the kind of strategy and mission they deserve. >> mean tooil, the president returns home to chicago today for the last in a series of campaign style events. this week they are focused for plans on the economy and education that he outlined in the state of the union address. gun violence also on the agenda when the president speaks to a chicago high school. dan lothian live at the white house with a preview. homecoming of sorts, dan. >> the president will be speaking at hyde park academy, and as you pointed out, the main focus will be the economy. but the president will be talking about gun violence in a city that last year
testimony on benghazi from general petraeus, hillary clinton, admiral mike mullen, leon panetta, martin dempsey, but it's not enough. republicans want to know what happened as the attack in benghazi went down and who changed those talking points. they want more answers from the president. so dana, is chuck, is the blockage of chuck hagel's confirmation because of benghazi, as lindsey graham illustrates or is it because of something else? >> reporter: it is mostly because of chuck hagel. benghazi was, they sort of have been on a crusade to get more answers for benghazi and like you see many, many times here in the senate, they saw chuck hagel and his nomination as a way to use that as leverage to get answers and they did, they got an answer about what the president's role was on that day. but really this is mostly about chuck hagel and you know, john mccain is actually the perfect example of why it is about the man himself, and that is he said last night after he had kind of given lots of different explanations, all of them i think are credible from his point of view, that the real funda
pickering said the rubber hit the road. >> reporter: one ever the revelations of the panetta dempsey testimony is that this state department cable warning the consulate could not sustain a coordinated assault was considered so important that they were read in on it. >> when secretary clinton testified a few weeks ago that she had a clear-eyed assessment of the threat we faced in libya is that really a credible statement if she didn't know about the ambassador's cable on august the 15th saying we can't defend this place? >> i don't know that she didn't know about the cable. >> she said she didn't. are you stunned that she didn't? >> i would call myself surprised that she didn't. >> reporter: late last night on capitol hill we had a news conference with three republican senators among hem lindsey graham who stated for the first time that he had been told by the director of national intelligence, james clapper, the nation's top intelligence officer that the president was indeed informed about these two previous attacks on the cans lit in april and june, one of which blew a hole in the w
dead. >> okay. errol, thank you. >>> leone panetta had his bags packed, but chuck hagel won't be taking over his position anytime soon. an update on what happens next. the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection of mouth-watering lobster entrees. like our delicious lobster lover's dream, featuring two kinds of succulent lobster tails. or our savory, new grilled maine lobster and lobster tacos. it's back, but not for long. [ woman ] our guests go crazy for lobsterfest. my favorite entree is the lobster lover's dream. what's yours? come celebrate lobsterfest and sea food differently. britta olsen is my patient. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta. not tonight." [ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, thank you, from johns
? this was supposed to be secretary panetta's last week on the job but j.b. and norah, he says he'll stick around until a new defense secretary is named. >> nancy cordes, thank you so much. >>> double amputee olympian oscar pistorius is denying in "the strongest terms" that he murdered his girlfriend. he was formally charged today in south africa. prosecutors say he planned the shooting. bail hearing has been put off until next week. the track star known as the blade runner openly cried in court. emma hurd from sky news our partner, was at the courthouse. >> reporter: oscar pistorius broke down in tears as the charge of murder was laid against him, his father trying to comfort him, members of his family sobbing in the public gallery. south africa has drafted in its top prosecutors to pursue this case pistorius, his own high-profile legal team setting the stage for a real courtroom drama here. it was a return to the global stage for all the wrong reasons. the world famous athlete before a south african court charged with murdering his supermodel girlfriend. reeva steenkamp
. this is reality. >> reporter: in his last press conference before retiring defense secretary leon panetta warned the looming sequester could cripple the military. >> members of congress need to understand that they were elected to protect the public not to hurt the public. >> reporter: the sequester is shorthand for $1.2 trillion worth of across-the-board cuts that are set to kick in because congress and the white house couldn't strike a debt dealing last year. nearly half the cuts will come from the pentagon, which announced plans last week to reduce its presence in the persian gulf to close the expected budget shortfall. >> we're weeks away from the president's sequester. >> reporter: house republicans have coined the somewhat clunky term "obama-quester" to describe the looming cuts in an attempt to pin the blame on the president. >> i call on the democrats to show us their plan to stop the sequester from going into effect. >> reporter: house republicans passed their own plan last year but the president panned it. >> they made bigger cuts to things like educat
. >> reporter: in his last conference before retiring defense secretary leon panetta warned the looming sequester could cripple the military. >> many members have to understand they were protected to protect the public, not hurt the public. >> reporter: the sequester is shorthand for across-the-board cuts that are set to kick in because congress and the white house couldn't strike a debt deal last year. nearly half the cuts will come from the meant gone, which announced plans last week to reduce presence in iran. house republicans have coined the somewhat clunky term obamaquester in a way to describe the cuts. >> i want them to show us their plan to stop the sequester from going into effect. >> reporter: house republicans passed their own plan last year but the president opposed it. >> they're presenting only the defense cuts by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training, medicare, and social security benefits. that idea is even worse. >> reporter: millionaires just saw their taxes go up two months ago when they lost their bush-era tax cuts and house speaker john
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